The final weekend of the 23rd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises is here, and while all good things must come to an end, it’s coming to a close in a blaze of glorious deals.
Kicking off today (Thursday August 27) until Saturday August 29, shoppers in Dubai can expect a huge mega sale at 1,500 stores with up to 90 percent discounts, along with big events to end summer in style.
Check out all the brilliant things to do to send off Dubai Summer Surprises with a big, discounted bang. For plenty more summer adventures, click here.
Shop ‘til you drop at The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates and more
With more than 500 brands cutting their prices at 1,500 stores across Dubai, prepare to take notes, as there are deals of up to 90 percent off at plenty of outlets at The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.
Big name fashion houses including Hugo Boss, Kenzo, Mulberry, Michael Kors, Aigner, Stella McCartney, BCBG Max Azria, Celine, Karl Lagerfeld and Calvin Klein are offering one-off savings on some of their most famous fashion and accessory lines.
Kenzo branches in The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates will also be offering up to 50 percent off home items to fashion accessories.
Shoppers can also expect other top brands taking part including DKNY, US Polo Association, Nautralizer, Call It Spring, SuperDry, All Saints, Wrangler, Hollister and La Martina as well as Zara Home, Bath & Body Works, Damas, Crate & Barrel, Pan Emirates and Jawhara Jewellery plus the Harvey Nichols Department Store in Mall of the Emirates.
Looking to add a bit of art and culture to your life this month? Well, Dubai’s popular 3D art festival, Dubai Canvas, is back. Complete with 3D street artists, public art pieces, art shows, street performers and more, the free-to-attend art festival aims to inspire creativity and innovation across Dubai. This year's theme is 'Travelling through Art’ and art fans can expect to see pieces from talented UAE-based artists Mahra Al Falahi and Saggaf Al Hashmi and Mexican painter and Guinness World Record holder Juandrés Vera who has had his 3D artwork showcased all across the globe. Find out more here.
Free. Open Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Until August 31. City Walk, Al Wasl, www.citywalk.ae.
Have family fun at City Centre Mirdif
This one’s for the little ones, and it’s going on until September so don’t fret if you miss it this weekend. The kid-friendly Mirdif Club taking place from 10am to 10pm on weekdays will host different activities including gymnastics classes and arts and crafts sessions. The club will also hold etiquette classes for youngsters to help them learn the basics of table manners as well as the Little Engineer workshops where children can build robots and use solar power. Be sure to book in advance.
Until Sep 16. Sun-Thu, 10am-10pm. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Mirdif, www.citycentremirdif.com (04 602 3000).
Win back at City Centre Deira
It’s time to ‘Win Back the Summer’ at City Centre Deira, shoppers of Dubai. Those who spend Dhs300 will be asked to roll dice in an in-mall game to win great prizes including store vouchers and mall gift cards. The mall is also hosting summer activations including paintball and target shooting using airsoft guns and a chess tournament in partnership with Dubai Chess & Culture Club.
Until Sat Aug 29, 10am-midnight. City Centre Deira, Port Saeed, www.citycentredeira.com (800 226255).
Have what it take to go head-to-head with some of the world’s most acclaimed football gamers? This gaming extravaganza will put your football credentials to the test. ITP Gaming presents a ten-day OPPO Dubai Summer Surprises Gaming Challenge, teaming up with global smartphone brand OPPO and Dubai Summer Surprises. And, there’s a big surprise for those who make it to the final. Find out more here.
Thu Aug 20-Sat Aug 29, 6pm-9pm. Central Atrium, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Retail Pop Up by Ripe and art show at Nakheel Mall
Luckily, this one doesn’t stop this weekend, as the Ripe pop-up will be at Nakheel Mall until October. Expect to find unique retail items from independent UAE-based companies, from beautiful hand-crafted trinkets to something artsy to hang at home. That’s not all, as the mall
is also hosting an art exhibit curated by the DREAMS by Alserkal Cultural Foundation, with great artworks on show.
Until Oct 31. Fri-Sat, 10am-7pm. Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, www.nakheelmall.ae (04 390 9999)
Check out graffiti at Ibn Battuta Mall
The final weekend will see Ibn Battuta Mall host some of the region’s best graffiti artists as they put the finishing touches to a huge, colourful mural in the mall’s Egypt Court. The piece, which has been taking shape during DSS, is the culmination of weeks of work by artists from ZeeArts with different people adding their own unique finishing touches each day of DSS. That’s not all, as the mall will also host a three-day mega sale featuring brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Nautica and more at the Tunisia Court.
Until Sat Aug 29, 10am-10pm. Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Village (04 368 5543).
Make a staycation out of La Perle with Habtoor Palace Dubai
What’s better than watching one of the city’s best and biggest shows? Watching it for less or making a staycation out of it. Families can take on the DSS Combo Packages for the show from Dhs119, which includes free popcorn or nachos and a drink. To make the weekend extra special, residents and visitors can opt for the DSS staycation offer at the Habtoor Palace Dubai that includes two show tickets, popcorn or nachos and a soft drink plus a complimentary room and 25 percent off at any restaurant in Al Habtoor City. And, for Dhs70 on kids’ tickets, the entire family can watch La Perle with free popcorn and drink along with a free day-pass to Dubai Parks and Resorts. Quite the deals.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs70 (kids), Dhs438 (staycation). Until Sat Aug 29, times vary. Al Habtoor City, Shiekh Zayed Road, www.laperle.com (04 437 0001).
Win a holiday by shopping at Al Seef
It’s your last chance to shop around at Al Seef’s rewarding Breezy Summer Evenings on the Creek. Shoppers simply need to download the Meraas Rewards app and spend Dhs350 at Al Seef to be entered into a raffle to win instant prizes and a holiday at the Hilton hotels at Al Seef. Not too shabby.
Until Sat Aug 29, 4pm-10pm. Al Seef, Dubai Creek, www.alseef.ae.
Check out the full calendar or events by heading to www.dubaisummersurprises.com.